Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Billy Graham Rule

As the comments on my last post pointed out, VP Mike Pence refuses to be alone with women, even to the point that he will not attend a party unless he is accompanied by his wife. He was sharply criticized for this by the press during the campaign and in the early months of his Vice-Presidency. A Google search returns article after article accusing him of a kind of Puritanical sexism.

Now that it is more than just the issue of impropriety for powerful men, but rather if there was ever a moment where someone could accuse them of impropriety, the Vice-President looks more and more like someone who has chosen a wise course of action.

3 comments:

LSP said...

Well said. The same holds pretty much true for clergy.

Unknown said...

Yup, I'm an ordained minister in a very conservative organization and I was given almost exactly that advice. My wife is present any time I counsel with a lady.

Goober said...

I never did understand the vitriol directed at Pence for this. It seemed like a good idea to me.